In promoting access to justice, a modern civil justice system should offer a variety of approaches and options to dispute resolution. Citizens should be empowered to find a satisfactory solution to their problem which includes the option of a court-based litigation but as part of a wider menu of choices. The spirit of ADR essentially rests with promotion of the same. Since its inception in 2012, the ADR wing of the Legal Aid Committee of RMLNLU has always aspired to further its commitment of promoting ADR mechanisms by making the youth minds more involved in dispute resolution processes to peacefully resolve discord and promote conciliation and peacemaking.
We are now back with the VIII edition, being bigger, better and grander than the ones in past. Alongside the title of being the oldest domestic ADR competition of South Asia, it is also one of the most prestigious ones as with every edition, we have pushed the boundaries and produced an event that leaves a lasting impact on the minds. Be it a stellar panel of judges or organising sessions by specialists, we have strived for nothing short of perfection. Like the VII edition, the VIII edition of 2TG- RMLNLU Mediation Competition will be going digital too and we have raised the bar even higher by going international again, thus providing the participants to dive headfirst into meaningful colloquy, test their mental dexterity, resolve confounding problems, brainstorming strategic solution, all while beating the pandemic blues.
When Joseph Grynbaum quoted “An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation”, we took it quite seriously and hope to bring forward editions that push towards ADR instead of just being focused on litigation. IMC is not just an event for us, it is a brainchild of the committee and a monumental process and with subsequent editions, we set our bar higher. We take great pride and honour to announce the bigger, better and crazier VIII edition and undoubtedly an out of world experience. The aura cannot be described in words and has to be seen and felt, so we welcome you to be a part of our journey and see for yourselves.